IMPROVED driver assistance and enhanced safety features have been added to two of the most popular variants in the Toyota LandCruiser 200 Series range, with the GXL and VX both benefiting.
The luxury VX grade gains blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, a four-camera multi-terrain monitor and auto-dimming interior and exterior mirrors – all of which were previously exclusive to the top-of-range Sahara.
These add to the existing VX fittings including dusk-sensing auto-levelling bi-LED headlamps, LED front fog lamps and daytime running lamps, leather-accented seats, 18-inch alloy wheels, rain-sensing wipers, moon roof, and black side steps.
The GXL has been enhanced with features from VX and Sahara, including front and rear parking sensors and a new instrument cluster that incorporates a 4.2-inch multi-information display.
These changes are in addition to the existing comprehensive features of the GXL, which include 17-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone climate-control air-conditioning, a rear cooler, rear spoiler, aluminium side steps, two 12-volt connectors and a 220-volt rear connector.
The GXL also has smart entry and start, reversing camera, satellite navigation, roof rails and a leather-accented gear-shift knob.
Pricing starts at $78,190 plus on-roads for the GX turbo-diesel five-seater. The upgraded GXL is priced from $84,480 with the 227kW/439Nm 4.6-litre petrol V8 and $89,580 with the 200kW/650Nm 4.5-litre turbo-diesel V8. Again, plus on-roads.
The luxury VX and top-of-the-range Sahara models also offer the two engines, priced from $94,890 and $115,230 respectively for petrol power and $99,990 and $120,330 for the turbo-diesel V8.
Both engines drive through a smooth six-speed automatic transmission with a full transfer case offering high and low-range four-wheel-drive ratios.
The LandCruiser 200 Series has an up to eight-seat capacity depending on the model choice and a 3,500kg braked towing capacity.